Advancing evolutionary coordination for fixed-wing communications UAVs

Alexandros Giagkos*, Elio Tuci, Myra S. Wilson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this paper we present advances to our previously proposed coordination system for groups of unmanned aerial vehicles that provide a network backbone over mobile ground-based vehicles. Evolutionary algorithms are employed in order to evolve flying manoeuvres that position the aerial vehicles. The updates to the system include obstacle representation, a packing mechanism to permit efficient dynamic allocation of ground-based vehicles to their supporting aerial vehicles within large-scale environments, and changes to time synchronisation. The experimental results presented in this paper show that the system is able to adaptively form sparse formations that cover as many groundbased vehicles as possible, optimising the use of the available power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 16th Annual Conference, TAROS 2015, Proceedings
EditorsClare Dixon, Karl Tuyls
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Wien
Pages124-135
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-22416-9
ISBN (Print)9783319224152
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2015
Event16th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2015 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sep 201510 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9287
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference16th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period8/09/1510/09/15

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Fixed wings
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Communication
Time Synchronization
Backbone
Packing
Evolutionary Algorithms
Antennas
Update
Cover
Antenna grounds
Evolutionary algorithms
Experimental Results
Synchronization

Keywords

  • Coordination strategies
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • UnmannedAerialVehicles

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Giagkos, A., Tuci, E., & Wilson, M. S. (2015). Advancing evolutionary coordination for fixed-wing communications UAVs. In C. Dixon, & K. Tuyls (Eds.), Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 16th Annual Conference, TAROS 2015, Proceedings (pp. 124-135). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9287). Springer-Verlag Wien. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22416-9_14
Giagkos, Alexandros ; Tuci, Elio ; Wilson, Myra S. / Advancing evolutionary coordination for fixed-wing communications UAVs. Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 16th Annual Conference, TAROS 2015, Proceedings. editor / Clare Dixon ; Karl Tuyls. Springer-Verlag Wien, 2015. pp. 124-135 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Giagkos, A, Tuci, E & Wilson, MS 2015, Advancing evolutionary coordination for fixed-wing communications UAVs. in C Dixon & K Tuyls (eds), Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 16th Annual Conference, TAROS 2015, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9287, Springer-Verlag Wien, pp. 124-135, 16th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2015, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 8/09/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22416-9_14

Advancing evolutionary coordination for fixed-wing communications UAVs. / Giagkos, Alexandros; Tuci, Elio; Wilson, Myra S.

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 16th Annual Conference, TAROS 2015, Proceedings. ed. / Clare Dixon; Karl Tuyls. Springer-Verlag Wien, 2015. p. 124-135 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9287).

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Giagkos A, Tuci E, Wilson MS. Advancing evolutionary coordination for fixed-wing communications UAVs. In Dixon C, Tuyls K, editors, Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 16th Annual Conference, TAROS 2015, Proceedings. Springer-Verlag Wien. 2015. p. 124-135. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22416-9_14